What does outwards mean?

Definitions for outwards

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. outward, outwardsadverb

    toward the outside

    "move the needle further outward!"


  1. outwardsadverb

    From the interior toward the exterior; in an outward direction.

  2. outwardsadverb

    Outwardly; (merely) on the surface.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Outwardsadverb

    Towards the out-parts.

    Do not black bodies conceive heat more easily from light than those of other colours do, by reason that the light falling on them is not reflected outwards, but enters the bodies, and is often reflected and refracted within them until it be stifled and lost? Isaac Newton, Opticks.


  1. outwards

    Outwards refers to a direction moving away from the center or from a specific point towards the outer areas, edges, or exterior. It often implies movement or orientation towards a larger, open, or external space.

Anagrams for outwards »

  1. outdraws

  2. draws out

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of outwards in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of outwards in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of outwards in a Sentence

  1. Gustav Lloyd Agerblad:

    I think he (Tegnell) is like the face outwards during this crisis and for me, I mean, I think he's doing quite a good job because he has been standing straight in the frontline and he's just been doing his job great.

  2. Gary Lee Phillips:

    In all things that involve social pressures, if we want to see change we have to force the envelope outwards.

  3. Salman Rushdie:

    And so artists who go to that edge and push outwards often find very powerful forces pushing back. They find the forces of silence opposing the forces of speech. The forces of censorship against the forces of utterance, at that boundary is that push-and-pull between more and less. And that push and pull can be very dangerous to the artist. And many artists have suffered terribly for that.

  4. President Barack Obama:

    What a vindication of the belief that ordinary people can do extraordinary things, what a reminder of what Bobby Kennedy once said, about how small actions can be like pebbles being thrown into a still lake, and ripples of hope cascade outwards and change the world.

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